Pilot Program Will Increase Public Access to Law Enforcement Training Range

Thanks to a pilot project agreement between the Wisconsin Department…

Thanks to a pilot project agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the public will have weekend access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center Range near Waunakee on weekends this fall for a $10 fee.

This trial run is an expansion of the current public access arrangement, which allows the public to sight-in firearms for the two weeks prior to the 9-day gun-deer season.

DNR Hunting and Shooting Sports Coordinator Keith Warnke and Sergeant Dave Ritter of the Dane County Sheriff’s Department called the market test good news for area hunters and shooters looking for a safe, convenient facility to prepare for the hunting seasons or simply to enjoy the sport.

“Partnering with Dane County to increase access to the range in this case is more effective than trying to build a new range,” Warnke said. “However, the DNR and the Dane County Sheriff’s office will evaluate the effectiveness of this pilot and decide whether it will be continued.”

Read more at The Outdoor Wire

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